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Michael Myers in Halloween is a horror movie metaphor for society’s woes

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For decades, the filmmakers who took on the stewardship of the Halloween franchise — from Dwight H. Little who directed Halloween 4 to Rob Zombie and his controversial origin-story duology — have grappled with the question of who is Michael Myers and what does he represent? Franchise creators John Carpenter and Debra Hill never put any sort of answer out into the world, which allows directors, writers, and fans to ponder the nature of this unstoppable evil known as The Shape.

But, in the latest film in Blumhouse’s Halloween sequel trilogy, director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride make a tantalizing connection between The Shape and the collective trauma that seems to be a part of so much of everyday life in…



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